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NEFU: an exhibition of paleontological discoveries from Yakutia is held in Japan

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  • 28 November 2019
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NEFU: an exhibition of paleontological discoveries from Yakutia is held in Japan

An exhibition dedicated to the mammoth fauna started in Fukuoka (Japan) on November 23 - the exhibition presents 29 unique, including frozen, paleontological exhibits found in Yakutia in recent years with the participation of scientists from the Mammoth Museum of North-Eastern Federal University.

According to the head of NEFU laboratory-museum, Semyon Grigoriev, Fukuoka is the second city in Japan after Tokyo, which hosts this largest-ever exhibition on mammoth fauna. “The trunk of the Malolyakhovsky mammoth, the puppy of the Tumatsky dog, the skin of the Yunyuginsky mammoth, the first discovery of a fossil bird full carcass- cheeper, a foal carcass found last year in the Verkhoyansk district in RIAEN Batagayka station - all these frozen exhibits will be seen by the exhibition visitors,” said Semyon Grigoriev.

There are also exhibits of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) among the exposition items. “They prepared three skeletons of a mammoth, a woolly rhinoceros and a bison, and two frozen artifacts - the head of the Yukagirsky mammoth and the carcass of the Yukagirsky bison,” said Semyon Grigoriev.

The exhibition takes place at the Museum of Fukuoka and will last until February 2020. In the future, everyone will be able to get acquainted with the exhibits in Nagoya and Osaka. The exhibition is organized by NEFU Research Institute of Applied Ecology of the North, Fuji TV Inc., the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Sakha and the Zoological Museum of the Russian Academy of Sciences (St. Petersburg).

Author: Anna BAISAKOVA, NEFU Newsroom

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